MAGAZINE FAB: Jill Scott COVERS EBONY's May 2013 ISSUE, DISHES On MOTHERHOOD, RAISING A Boy, And What's SEXY To Her
Jill Scott cuddles up to her adorable son Jett Hamilton Roberts on the cover of EBONY where she dishes on raising her son as a single mother and what's sexy to her. Find out more inside...
In the May 2013 issue of EBONY, singer/actress Jill Scott, who's starring in the CBS pilot "Second Sight", opened up about motherhood and her experiences as a single mother. She tells the magazine that it's hard to raise a child alone and that she has a very strong support system. She also comments on what it's like to be a woman raising a boy and that she cannot teach him how to be a man. Here are the highlights:
Jill on motherhood:
“Motherhood is getting your hands and your feet in the soil…When Jett puts my face in his hands and tells me, ‘Mommy you’re so pretty’ or smells me, it’s so wonderful.”
Jill on being a single-mom:
“That I-can-do-it-by-myself mentality is a lie. I’m sorry if I hurt anybody’s feelings, but you cannot do it all by yourself. You need a village: some aunties, grandmoms, friends. I couldn’t do this by myself and would be a fool to think I could.”
On raising a boy:
“It’s challenging being a single mom…No matter what I do, I’ll never be a man. Ever. I can show Jett how to be a thinker, how to enjoy music or how to feel, and to conquer. But I cannot show him how to be a man.”
On being sexy:
“The way I see things, I think that’s sexy. The way I think and the way I pray, I believe, are very sexy. I’ve never been the girl with too few clothes on. My mother told me… ‘It’s what you don’t do that makes you sexy moreso than what you do.’…”
Jill's EBONY issue hits magazine stands on April 16th. Also, fans in South Africa can catch Jill headlining the 2013 Cape Town International Jazz Festival on Friday.